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Create and sell your online course with Podia

As a creator, you have a lot of options when it comes to selling online, and you’re probably wondering what makes Podia different or special. We invite you to take a deeper look at our online course platform features and see why 50,000+ creators have chosen Podia as their online course platform.

Video Tour

Take a video tour of Podia’s online course features

  • Learn what makes Podia different
  • See how easy it is to start selling
  • Go behind-the-scenes of every feature

Course types

Your online course, your way.

Choose from a variety of online courses that fit your business and customers’ needs; we support every file type, host all of the content, and never place limits on how much content you can upload and sell to your students.

Standalone course

Create your online courses with any kind of content you like, including text, images, videos, audio files, MP3, links, PDF, PSD, quizzes, and more.

Drip courses

Deliver your course content to your students section-by-section set to a schedule of your choosing.

Bundle of courses

Package up similar courses as a bundle and offer it as an advanced or complete learning option.

Pre-sell courses

Take payments before you launch. Like a crowdfunding campaign for your course, pre-selling is the perfect way to validate your next course idea.

Cohort-based courses

Set a future start date so that all of your students take your course at the same time, creating a sense of community and allowing for live interaction.

Pre-launch courses

Test ideas and collect emails before investing in and launching your latest course.

"I love Podia because it takes the annoyance out of building an online business. Rather than worrying about the website and logistics, I can focus on making the best courses possible. Their support is fantastic as well :)”

— Ali Abdaal,
Doctor and YouTuber

Branding and Customization

Your course will be beautiful, inside and out.

From your sales page to your course viewer, Podia is designed to shine a spotlight on your brand, not get in its way. Customize the look and feel of your entire site in minutes, no design or development experience required.

Media rich

Add rich text, images, videos, and testimonials to your sales pages.

Customizable branding

Add your logo and customize the colors to suit your brand.

Flexible layout

Control how you want everything to look and where you want elements to appear.

Beautiful on all devices

Your online course will look amazing on desktops, mobile phones, and tablets.

Live previews

See exactly how everything looks in real-time as you make changes.

Modern site builder

Get a beautiful sales page up and running with no technical headaches.

“I’ve wanted to offer e-courses for a while but always felt overwhelmed with how to set it up. Podia has made it super easy to create a website for this new part of my business. The tools are super easy to navigate, and their team is super quick to help answer any questions you have.”

— Joy Cho,
Fondatrice et Directrice artistique de Oh Joy!

Online course features

When we say “everything you need”, we mean it.

With Podia, you have the complete toolkit for building a profitable online business, from first sale to full scale.


Ensure your course students are truly understanding your material with a multiple-choice quiz at the end of your lessons.


Increase the size of every order by offering relevant upsells (like additional products) to customers who purchase your online courses.


Nudge your customers to buy with coupons that can be customized with expirations, usage caps, and product limitations.


Embed Podia’s high-converting checkout experience on any site on the web.

Drip courses

Deliver your course content to your students all at once, or section-by-section over time.

Pre-launch and pre-sell

Don’t wait until launch day! Publish a landing page and start building an email list - or even collecting payment - while you work on your course.


Bundle and sell your online courses, or any of your other Podia-hosted products, together.

Instant payouts

Get paid faster with instant payouts; there’s no holding or waiting period, so you get your money as quickly as possible.

Future start dates

Set a start date in the future, and anyone who purchases won’t get access until the course starts. Great for live instruction and cohort-based courses.


An on-page chat widget lets you close deals with site visitors and engage with logged-in course customers.

World-class support

We’re here for you whenever you need us, with live chat support seven days a week and live video support hours every weekday.


Issue custom certificates to customers who complete your course. Incentivize course completion and give customers a reward they can display with pride.

Video hosting included

No need to pay for third-party video hosting; Podia has you covered with unlimited video bandwidth on all plans.

Track student progress

See where your students are in their course journey, and where they’re dropping off. Nudge them along with emails or on-page messages.

Email marketing

With built-in features like broadcasts and automated campaigns, Podia replaces your expensive email platform.

Unlimited everything

There are zero limits on content, students, emails, or earnings. Sell as much as you want to as many people as you can.

No transaction fees

Podia never takes a cut of your sales. All you’ll pay is the standard processing fee charged by Stripe or PayPal.

Affiliate marketing

Turn your fans into sales reps by launching your own affiliate program. Set custom commission terms, invite affiliates, and more.

Payment plans

Increase conversions by offering online course payment plans as an alternative to single-payment pricing.

Lead magnets

Offer free content to collect email addresses and build your audience. Then set up an email funnel to nurture your new leads and sell your course.

Online payments

Automatically accept credit card payments via Stripe or PayPal; securely store your customers’ payment information for future purchases.

Custom website

Get a beautiful, modern, mobile-friendly website for your brand. Use a Podia subdomain, or bring your own custom URL.

High-converting checkout

Our checkout is simple and fast (under 10 seconds!), which means more sales and less drop-off.

Free migrations

Using another online learning platform? No problem. We’ll move your content and customers to Podia for FREE with any annual subscription!

Third-party content embeds

Embed content from 1,900+ third-party platforms, including SoundCloud, Typeform, Twitter, and GitHub, directly into your Podia site and products.

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See how easy it is to run your business on Podia with a 14-day free trial.

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Frequently asked questions

Don’t see your question here? Chat with us!

  • We support 11 languages and more than 20 global currencies. You can find a full list of supported languages here, and our supported currencies here.

  • Absolutely. Just login to your Podia account, go to “settings” and hit “cancel account.” There are no hidden fees, no questions asked, and no gotchas.

  • Yes! While Podia replaces 5+ tools for many of our creators, we understand if you’d prefer to keep using something else that you love. Podia integrates with many top software providers, and you can find a full list here.

  • We would LOVE to have you join us on our live weekly demo, every Tuesday at 2PM ET. Register here. Hope to see you soon!

  • We’d love to. Podia’s customer support is here for you, seven days a week. Just drop us an email or reach out on live chat, and a real, friendly person will be delighted to help you out.

All-in-one and one for all

Podia has everything you need to sell online courses, digital downloads, webinars, coaching, and memberships. Get set up and selling in just a few minutes.